The 2009 Sundance Film Festival is upon us. Naturally we'll be covering the event, and kicking things off is our list of Sundance entries that are more than pretentious self-indulgence.
I Love You Phillip Morris
Jim Carrey? Ewan McGregor? Doesn’t sound like something usually plugged into an indie slot, does it? But then you realise it’s the tale of Steven Russell (Carrey) who suddenly realises he’s gay.
And who ditches his wife and family to live his new life. And who steals to keep it going.
Oh, and he ends up in prison where he falls in love with titular fellow convict Morris (McGregor). And when Russell is sent to a different slammer, he promptly escapes to be with the one he loves.
See it because: A love story with a twist and Carrey showing more of those Eternal Sunshine-level layers.